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Paul Merson says ‘people will be surprised’ with his Southampton v Newcastle prediction

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Paul Merson has given his forecast for Sunday’s match.

The former Middlesbrough player claiming ‘people will be surprised’ at his scoreline prediction for the Southampton v Newcastle match.

Well other people may be surprised at what Merson has forecast but I doubt Newcastle fans will be.


Southampton have failed to score in a remarkable nine of their last ten home matches, only against a dismal West Ham team (a week before the Hammers lost to Newcastle) did they manager to put the ball in the net.

Not surprisingly their supporters haven’t been too impressed and judging by their comments ahead of Sunday, they don’t expect to see many goals or entertainment at St Mary’s in the near future either.

So what is Merson’s expert reasoning for Southampton to suddenly score goals and win 2-0?

The Sky Sports pundit declaring ‘I just think sooner or later something has to happen’.

As for Newcastle, Paul Merson acknowledges the very decent result and performance…



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